Month: September 2018

John Thomas “JJ” Jackson III

John Thomas “JJ” Jackson, III, 58, of Beaver Falls, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at the Medical Center, Beaver, Pa. John was born December 22, 1959, in Beaver Falls, son of the late John T. “Big John” Jackson, Jr. and Katherine Joan White Jackson.

John was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Beaver Falls, where he was a member of the Gospel Descendants, Historical Committee, Sunday School, Missionary Society, and the Men’s Ushers. JJ was a graduate of BFHS Class of 1978 where he served as President. He also graduated from the University of Pittsburgh where he studied Communications and Law. He was employed as a Counselor Technician at Gateway Rehab Center, Moon Township, Pa., and previously employed by McDonalds Inc. as Manager for over twenty years. As a child he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, was a news carrier for the Beaver County Times and received various awards as such. He was also an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Chapter. JJ sponsored countless men and women through Narcotics Anonymous. Through this work as a sponsor, his ministry developed in leading young men and women in recovery to Christ. He loved to laugh, encourage, and pray for others and he always greeted you with a hearty smile. He was known for dancing, singing, reading books, and watching TV endlessly “On Demand!”

John was preceded in death by his parents and maternal grandparents, Walter and Iola White; paternal grandparents, John and Annie Mae Jackson; and his brother, Jason Todd (Kool-aid) Jackson.

John is survived by his brother, Justin T. (Darlene) Jackson; two sisters, Jody Teresa Jackson and Deborah C. Miller; a host of nieces and nephews including William (Chill) Harris, Nicole Leak, Tyrell Jackson, Jurell Jackson, Taraya Jackson, Jordan Cannon, Alaysha Jackson and Jasmine Ware; and great-nieces and nephews including Carter, JaMi’, JaSi’, Adelina, and Jade. Also, surviving are three godchildren, Ascheley Brown, Jurell Jackson, and Paige Martin; two aunts, Gwendolyn Davis, and Minister Esther White; and godfather, Augustus Green.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, and 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018, followed by a Homegoing Service at 11 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 630 Third Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010, with the Reverend Dwight Banks officiating. Arrangements entrusted to WASHINGTON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA.

James Harold Kimbrough Jr.

James Harold Kimbrough Jr., 45, of Aliquippa, Pa., died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 9, 2018, in Heritage Valley Sewickley, Pa. James was born on April 14, 1973, in Rochester Hospital, to James Harold Kimbrough Sr. and Marie K. Kirkland Kimbrough.

James was a graduate of Beaver High School and worked at Passavant Memorial Homes. James helped coach the Aliquippa youth football league and worked as a Youth Mentor. Bowling is a big sport for our family and James was an excellent bowler. He loved the Lord and was baptized at Bethel Baptist Church, Aliquippa, Pa. James was a family man and loved spending time with his family. James will truly be miss by all who knew him.

James is preceded in death by his father, James Harold Kimbrough Sr.; brother, Keith Kimbrough; maternal grandparents, David and Dorothy Kirkland; paternal grandparents, James L. and Annie Kimbrough; paternal great-grandparents, Isaac and Karen Steals; uncle, David Kirkland Jr.; maternal aunt, Blanche Scott-Healey; and aunts, Earlena Kirkland and Simone Kirkland.

He is survived by his mother, Marie K. Kirkland Brooks; sons, James Harold Kimbrough III and Micah Kimbrough; daughters, Tyshawna Kimbrough and Marysa Young; grandson, Justus Bradford; brother, Walter C. (Shelina) Clarit Sr.; sisters, Ivy L. Kimbrough and Kimberly A. Kimbrough; uncles, Herman Kirkland, Douglas (Estella) Frazier, Nathaniel (Jill) Nugin, James Kirkland, Chester Nugin, Joseph Kirkland, and Robert (Theresa) Kirkland; aunts, Helen Burton, Marva (Londell) Allen, Dorothy L. Nugin, Jacqueline (Kenneth) Moultrie, Sidney Perminter and Joyce (Elwood) Martin; devoted friends, Dawayne Odom, Darrell Kimbrough, and Jennifer Mellon; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by a Homegoing Service on Monday, September 17, 2018, at WASHINGTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATIONS, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, Pa.

William “Bill” Filler

William “Bill” Filler, 65, of Beaver Falls, formally of Hopewell Twp., died peacefully in his home on September 6, 2018.  Bill was born on Christmas Day 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA, to William and Mary (Matman) Filler.

Bill worked at LTV Steel until he became disabled by a mental illness in his mid-twenties.  He struggled but agreed to participate in a new drug treatment in the 1990’s changing his and other’s lives. He lived his life as a gentle, loving, caring man and was an example for others with this illness.  Bill was able to live independently and contently with the help of so many people associated with Mental Health

He is survived by his wife Carol Filler, brother Bob (Debbie) Filler, sons Casey and Joseph Filler and daughter, Kelly Cervi. He is also survived by his grandchildren Seth, Cassie and Abbi Cervi as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

The Family would like to thank Mental Health Association of Beaver County, BCRC, Harbor Point Housing, Supportive Services and all those who have supported Bill and his family throughout the years.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mental Health Association of Beaver County, 105 Brighton Avenue, Rochester, PA 15074

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA.

Following the 4:00 p.m. visitation, a funeral service will be conducted, Pastor Marc de Jeu officiating.

Donald E. “Munion” Creach Sr.

Donald E. “Munion” Creach Sr., 77, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Good Samaritan Hospice Heritage Valley Beaver, Beaver, PA. He was born on December 1, 1940, to the late Theodore and Dorothy Creach.

Donald Served in U.S. Armed Service. After leaving the U.S. Armed Service, he went to work at Armstrong World Industries until his retirement.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by Brother: Arthur (Piney) Creach.

Donald is survived by Sons: Donald E. “Linky” (Yvette) Creach, Jr.; Jason Creach and Eric Hodge; Daughters: Donna Creach Cornell. Wife: Ellen H. Creach. and Stepchildren: Pierre, Michael and Marcus “Newte” Hill. Sister: Harriet “Lady Bug” (James) Mickens. Brother: Jerome “Dagwood” (Dee Dee) Creach. Aunt: Jean (Chuck) Dawson. A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews,
family and friends.

Donald respectfully requested cremation in lieu of a traditional homegoing funeral services. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Service Entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Ave., Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.

Marvin Vaughn

Marvin Vaughn, 60, passed away September 3, 2018 in Heritage Valley Beaver, Beaver, PA, surrounded by his family. Born on August 25, 1958 to the late William S. Gibson. and Maggie Bell.

Marvin was a loving Husband, Father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He enjoyed Scrapping Metal, and cleaning cars. Marvin LOVED the LORD and served as a Deacon in the Church of the Living God, Midland PA. Marvin was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler Fan. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Marvin was preceded in death by Brothers: Arvin Vaughn, Arthur (Yvonne) Vaughn, Theodore Vaughn. Sister: Rosa (Roy) Petties.

Marvin is survived by his Loving Wife: Lynn Vaughn. Sons: Marvin (Hope) Wilson, Chad (Brooke) Wilson, La’Naire Vaughn, Robert (Amy) Meyers. Daughters: Shawnda Wilson, Ashley Harmon, Ka’Nesha Vaughn, Terri (Lynn) Mason, Holly Meyers. Brothers: Morris (Denise) Vaughn, Robert Lee Vaughn, William “Billy” Gibson, Gregory (Florence) Gibson, Tracy (Shirley) Gibson, Anthony (Peaches) Gibson. Sisters: Carol (Bruce) Hauser and Gail Gibson. Uncle: Theo Gibson. 25 Grand-children and 1 Great-Grandchild as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm Friday, September 07, 2018 and on 10 a.m. Saturday September 08, 2018 followed by funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Church of the Living God, 343 Beaver Avenue, Midland PA. Pastor Leonard Carson officiating.
Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Supervisor Regina Washington.

Thomas Howard

Thomas Victor “Butch” Howard, 73, of Beaver Falls, passed away August 13, 2018 in Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, Beaver, PA. after a prolonged illness. He was born in New Brighton, PA on May 8, 1945 to the late Thomas P. Howard and Katherine E. Law Howard.

Thomas Served as a Marksman in the United States Army.  After leaving the Army, he began an extensive career as a truck driver. He was a member of the American Legion 0261 and Local Teamsters Union. Thomas was an avid fisherman, and loved spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmie Henry and Carl E. “Gene” Taylor Sr., a sister, Katherine C. North, and a niece Deborah Taylor.

Thomas is survived by his spouse, Hattie Burrell, three sons; Christopher, Anthony, and Thomas, and daughters; Sondra, Tai-ko, Annie, and Georgia. He leaves to mourn 17 grandchildren, his sister, Pat (Ron) Gibson, sister-in-law, Marian Taylor, brother, Dr. T. Alton Howard, devoted niece, Melva Montgomery, devoted Cousin, Tammy Hall, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Interment will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 18, at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Ave., Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.


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